It’s that time, again.
I’m looking at you East Coast.
So, you think you’ve got what it takes to be a fashion designer in the big leagues? Here’s your foot in the door. Charleston Fashion Week is looking for Emerging Designers for their East Coast Competition.
Don’t live on the East Coast? Don’t worry, there are other Emerging Designer Competitions across the U.S.
I’ve worked with Charleston Fashion Week and many Emerging Designers over the years. This is a great opportunity for all designers to rock what they’ve got.
If you’re not familiar with the competition it goes a little like this:
First, you apply online.
If you’re selected, they’ll guide you through the process that leads to your fashion show in CFW.
Then, 20 semi-finalists are chosen. 6 Applicants will show their collections each night. At the end of each night, the judges will choose 1 finalist to go on to the Finale. The crowd will also choose a People’s Choice winner.
During the Finale show, each finalist from the week will present where only 1 will win The Emerging Designer: East Competition.
2014 Emerging Designer Competition: East Grand Prize Winner will receive the following prize package*:
- $5,000 cash prize
- Website design and online marketing package fromF22 Designsvalued at $10,000
- Mentoring opportunity with fashion industry leaders week of CFW
- Professional hi-quality lookbook images of the Winner’s Fall collection photographed by J.Balliet: Photographer
- Free runway show at Charleston Fashion Week®2015
- Signature jewelry piece
Catch a glimpse of the semi-finalist’s runway show from 2013.
Check out the CFW website for more details.
The deadline ends October 14! So, hurry up and apply!
You can also check out last year’s semi-finalists, if you weren’t able to attend.